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VMware Site Reliability/DevOps Engineer - Opportunity for Working Remotely in New York, New York

Why will you enjoy this new opportunity?

As you join VMware, you will help grow a company that makes meaningful and significant technology solutions and is committed to being a "force for good" in technology. Our mission is to become the trusted foundation for accelerating innovation in an unpredictable world. VMware software is essential for making the applications and devices your family and friends use every day a reality. This means your work is essential for transforming everywhere.

You will collaborate across teams to understand our operational processes and challenges to increase efficiencies and reduce operational burden while increasing observability and monitoring through code and automation. These deliverables must provide easy-to-use, secure, consistent, and scalable solutions combining open source and internal frameworks. If you are passionate about writing code that solves real-life problems and not afraid of learning top-of-the-line technologies, then this is the right opportunity for you.

Success in the Role: What are the performance outcomes over the first 6-12 months you will work toward completing?

Within your first 6 months:

  • You will be expected to contribute towards SRE & DevOps-related automation efforts.

  • You will be contributing to the incident response process, and work towards improving the stability of underlying software components with an automation mindset

  • You will assume ownership of 1 or more DevOps/SRE functions by becoming a subject matter expert at it and working across engineering teams. Examples of functions are CI, CD, Infra-as-code, Observability, Security, Compliance, Incident response automation, etc.

After 6 months+:

  • You will be expected to design and propose improvements in existing cloud operations and SaaS delivery models for AWS-hosted cloud services.

  • You will be expected to design and propose next-generation DevOps/SRE solutions to support and sustain at higher scale requirements, work towards the proof concept, and bring adoption of newly developed solutions across engineering teams.

  • You will embody automation first mindset and will act as a guiding force across DevOps, SRE, and engineering teams to achieve the 100% automation goal

  • You will be responsible for improving the reliability and resiliency of microservices by enforcing DevOps/SRE best practices across engineering org

  • You will adopt and evangelize a mindset of full-stack observability, implement monitoring, logging, and tracing functions across all DevOps/SRE functions to provide a system where production incidents are prevented by detecting and fixing things before it each production system.

The Work: What type of work will you be doing? What assignments, requirements, or skills will you be performing on a regular basis?

As a new member of the DevOps and SRE Team, you will:

  • Work with the cloud team, service team, and product management to review and refine production readiness requirements

  • Write technical design documents and hold reviews

  • Write code; review code

  • Design and create the feedback loop to provide information from our running systems back to development to help improve performance, scalability and feature usage

  • Work with security staff to implement advanced security

  • Research and help select the technology upon which our next-gen deployment platform will be based

  • Participate in all team scrum meetings and demos

  • Help deploy microservices to AWS cloud using Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) systems

  • Deploy cloud infrastructure in an automated fashion and build CICD pipelines for the same

  • Participate in our on-call rotation, providing operational support to components owned by DevOps and SRE teams.

What is the leadership like for this role? What is the structure and culture of the team like?

This position reports to the Senior Manager of Engineering at VMware, an experienced software engineer, and manager who joined VMware as a software engineer in 2015. The team consists of highly competent senior and junior engineers working as a close-knit group.  We focus on achieving engineering and operational excellence with an automation mindset in whatever work we do as a team. We thrive to get better every day at what we do and try to stay ahead of the industry technology trend to solve problems in a sustainable automated manner.

Leadership and teamwork are hard towards maintaining a culture of true collaboration, thriving towards success together as a team, and enabling career growth to fulfill short- and long-term career ambitions. The leadership team is laser-focused on evolving and maintaining a culture of inclusiveness, honesty, and transparency. We believe engineers are the most valuable asset of our company and team. We put extra emphasis on providing a great work-life balance.

Where is this role located?

Flexible: The role is considered flexible and will be a mix of working from a local VMware office and remote depending on your preferences and the arrangements determined with your future manager. You will be expected to live within a reasonable non-daily commute of the office.

What are the benefits and perks of working at VMware?

You and your loved ones will be supported with a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Below are some highlights, or you can view the complete benefits package by visiting www.benefits.vmware.com.

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Medical Coverage, Retirement, and Parental Leave Plans for All Family Types

  • Generous Time Off Programs

  • 40 hours of paid time to volunteer in your community

  • Rethink's Neurodiversity program to support parents raising children with learning or behavior challenges, or developmental disabilities

  • Financial contributions to your ongoing development (conference participation, pieces of training, course work, etc.)

  • Wellness reimbursement and online fitness and wellbeing classes

This job may require the candidate to travel and/or work from a facility that requires full vaccination prior to entry.

This job may require the candidate to travel and/or work from a facility that requires full vaccination prior to entry.

Category : Engineering and Technology

Subcategory: Software Engineering

Experience: Manager and Professional

Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time

Posted Date: 2022-04-25

VMware Company Overview: At VMware, we believe that software has the power to unlock new opportunities for people and our planet. We look beyond the barriers of compromise to engineer new ways to make technologies work together seamlessly. Our cloud, mobility, and security software form a flexible, consistent digital foundation for securely delivering the apps, services and experiences that are transforming business innovation around the globe. At the core of what we do are our people who deeply value execution, passion, integrity, customers, and community. Shape what’s possible today at http://careers.vmware.com.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: VMware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: VMware is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at VMware are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. VMware will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. VMware encourages applicants of all ages. Vmware will provide reasonable accommodation to employees who have protected disabilities consistent with local law.